Date: 11/15/17 2:20 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (15 Nov 2017) 32 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 15, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 24 324
Osprey 0 0 219
Bald Eagle 1 19 160
Northern Harrier 0 10 82
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 53 1179
Cooper's Hawk 0 11 142
Northern Goshawk 1 3 17
Red-shouldered Hawk 4 121 180
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 8744
Red-tailed Hawk 21 191 305
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 2
Golden Eagle 1 4 6
American Kestrel 0 0 166
Merlin 0 3 106
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 64
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 5
Unknown Buteo 0 2 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 4
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 1 9 50

Total: 32 454 11762
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Nancy Moreau, Phil and Alden Brown

Visitors:
9


Weather:
Today was a gem of November. Snow-dusted spruces became chimeras as the sun
melted their southern halves back to plain evergreen. Cumulus gradually
filled in the sky, low enough for ravens to play in their frothy
undersides. What little wind there was came mostly out of the east, with
the occasional breath from the north or west to provide variety.

Raptor Observations:
Large buteos and small accipiters filled most of the count's hours. Eagles
took over shortly after 1pm when an immature bald and a juvenile golden
found parallel thermals off to the east and circled almost within the same
binocular view.

Non-raptor Observations:
Crossbills circled the summit and landed in the spruces. Around 60
Dark-eyed Juncos arrived overnight and kept the brush busy with their
chirrs and chips. Goose flocks pushed through steadily, most numbering
around 20 birds.

Non-raptor Migrants:
Canada Goose- 269
Mallard- 34
Herring Gull- 2
American Crow- 24
Ceder Waxwing- 2
Snow Bunting- 1
Pine Siskin- 2
White-winged Crossbill- 25
Red Crossbill- 7
American Goldfinch- 2
finch sp.- 6

Predictions:
Rain
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Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<gosknits...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=320


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